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“Better than most Sonny's”
Review of Sonny's BBQ

Sonny's BBQ
Ranked #52 of 646 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Description: Sonny's BBQ of Gainesville. Southern BBQ at its finest. Slow-smoking favorites like pulled pork, ribs, brisket since 1968.
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Description: Sonny's BBQ of Gainesville. Southern BBQ at its finest. Slow-smoking favorites like pulled pork, ribs, brisket since 1968.
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a newer Sonny's. Seated promptly and greeted by server, Blake. Had a few questions about menu, with which he was very proficient. Wound up ordering: 1) Pork and Rib Combo and 2) Pulled and Sliced Pork Combo. Pulled pork was succulent with great smoky flavor but served at room temperature. Ribs were very tender and not over sauced. Cornbread muffins very crumbly, sweet and served cold--not a good idea. Sweet potatoes very, very hot and skin burned--served in foil. Server didn't offer alternatives to cold pork and muffin.

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1  Thank John S
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SonnysBBQ, Guest Relations Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi there John, Thank you for takin' the time to share your experience with us. We value what all of our guests have to say, and appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. We'll be sharin' this information with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you the BBQ you're craving again soon.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We live nearby, and we eat here frequently. We’ve always gotten good food, and good service. Sliced pork is very good, and the wings, and ribs are my favorites. It’s not necessarily the best BBQ around, but it’s good food, and it’s priced right. Many so called BBQ connoisseurs will tell you Sonny’s is terrible, but it’s pretty good for a chain restaurant. We get takeout here often, and it’s always prepared just as we ask. Great friendly staff here too.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

As millions of Americans, we were driving home after a Thanksgiving trip. Although the restaurant was very busy, the staff kept tables clean and ready to seat customers quickly. Food was good, standard menu. Not fancy, just good comfort BBQ. Our food arrived quickly and our server was pleasant and helpful.

1  Thank 683marye
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Big sis and I needed lunch, something a bit different, so I picked up a couple of BBQ brisket sandwiches at the local Sonny’s drive through, each with coleslaw and a gigantic drink. Extra sauce packets were served in the well packed to-go bag, as well as extra napkins and the plastic ware packets. The sandwiches arrived still hot after a 10 minute drive home, the coleslaw remained cold and crisp, the drinks icy.

The drive through service was timely; I went through shortly after opening on a weekday morning and waited at the window about 5 minutes, which I was ok with. If you want to change your fast food burger meal, give this a try. For just under $20 for two full meals, we were both quite happy with the choice.

1  Thank ymceight
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Stop in for a pint and some food. Quick service with a great dinner. Highly recommend if you’re in the area.

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